I have a T420, and I am reorganizing my work space and one thing I would like to do is get two 1080p monitors running with the T420. From reading various threads, I understand that this will mean that the internal display on the T420 will be disabled - that is fine with me.
I already have two DVI-D to HDMI adapters (well, one is labelled "HDMI to DVI", but I assume it will work the other way round?) and I think the best solution is to get the Mini Dock Plus, which has two DVI-D outputs, and use the adapters to convert DVI to HDMI, which connects to the two monitors (which I have yet to purchase, but will probably only have HDMI inputs).
Before I go all out and buy the dock and monitors, I want to check that what I am proposing makes sense. Is there any reason why this would not work? (I am using Linux, but that shouldn't make a difference).
You can also get a Mini-Dock (non-plus) and use its DVI and DisplayPort outputs as described above (The regular Mini-Dock may be found slightly cheaper, but it should not be a meaningful difference nowadays). You can also get monitors with DVI/DisplayPort inputs and use them without any converters (not that the converters are a problem).
There are really plenty different options.
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